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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <orwittm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: replace and removal of Berkeley DB
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:05:46 GMT
Hi Uwe,

HelpLinker is still used, but it does not created any Berkeley DB data files.

Best regards, Oliver.

On 09.12.2011 19:01, Uwe Fischer wrote:
> Hello Oliver,
> so the Helplinker isn't used any more. Good news. Help creation was (and
> still is) quite complex and the methods got changed from time to time.
> Uwe
> Am 09.12.2011 09:56 schrieb "Oliver-Rainer Wittmann"<
> orwittmann@googlemail.com>:
>
>> Hi Uwe,
>>
>> thanks for the input.
>>
>> During the investigation I have figured out that during the build certain
>> data files are prepared/created for the help system in module helpcontent2.
>> The build process uses a tool which has been created in module l10ntools -
>> namely HelpLinker.exe. But, the code which would create a Berkeley DB data
>> file in this tool is (was as I have remove it) no longer active - it was
>> 'dead' by a certain define.
>> In a try I activated this 'dead' code. But then in the resulting
>> installation the search in the help system - pane 'Find' - does not work
>> anymore.
>> Thus, my findings are that may be in the past Berkeley DB data files are
>> created during the build from the help content input files, but this is no
>> longer the case nowadays.
>>
>> I am more or less sure that I did not miss any other use case - but who is
>> 100% perfect.
>> Did you know a scenario where may be former created Berkeley DB data files
>> for the help system are used in a newly made installation?
>>
>> Best regards, Oliver.
>>
>>
>> On 08.12.2011 21:27, Uwe Fischer wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> it is possible, but I'm not sure, that the Berkeley DB is used on compile
>>> time to update the Help index.
>>> If you do not change any Help file, Help will not be rebuilt and you will
>>> not meet an error because of a missing database.
>>> But may be I'm wrong ...
>>>
>>> Uwe
>>> Am 08.12.2011 17:42 schrieb "Oliver-Rainer Wittmann"<
>>> orwittmann@googlemail.com>:
>>>
>>>   Hi Eric,
>>>>
>>>> On 08.12.2011 17:31, eric b wrote:
>>>>
>>>>   Le 8 déc. 11 à 16:55, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann a écrit :
>>>>>
>>>>>   <snip>
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> I'll start a build on Mac OS X (Intel, 10.4) tonight.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>   That is great - thanks.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Best regards, Oliver.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>

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